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Study on Cauliflower-Like Mass in Rectum Mucosa Induced by Strongyloides stercoralis in Beagle Dogs
Heng Wang, Jun S Dong, Yu Lin, Xi Z Li, Gui Feng, Wei Liu, Xia Meng and Jian J Li*
College of Veterinary Medicine, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, Jiangsu 225009, China; All authors also associated with Jiangsu Co-innovation Center for Prevention and Control of Important Animal Infectious Diseases and Zoonoses, Yangzhou, Jiangsu 225009, China
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A five-month-old, female beagle dog was sent to veterinary teaching hospital of Yangzhou University with cauliflower-like mass germinating from rectum mucosa. Clinical signs included weight loss, abdominal pain, and defecating posture frequently. When the beagle dog defecated, no feces but cauliflower-like mass in rectum mucosa were found obviously. Digital radiographic and fecal detection were applied and then the cauliflower-like mass was incised. Histopathologic examination revealed that nematode larvae infiltrated in the tissue. Based on the morphological characteristics, the nematode larvae were identified as Strongyloides stercoralis.

Key words: Cauliflower-like mass, Dog, Larvae, Rectum mucosa, Strongyloides


ISSN 0253-8318 (Print)
ISSN 2074-7764 (Online)